Visual Arts

Shawn Skabelund: You Eat Horse Through My Carrots

2019-11-16T11:53:36-07:00January 7th, 2018|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Visual Arts Shawn Skabelund’s performance art/installation piece “You eat horse through my carrots” which was part of the Breaking the Barrier exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts in 2017, is a provocative look at ecological cycles and the interconnection between life/death, growth/decay. The performance featured [...]

Mural Mice: 2017 Murals

2019-11-16T11:53:37-07:00January 7th, 2018|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2018 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in the Visual Arts The Mural Mice (Mural Mice Universal artists R.E. Wall and Margaret Dewar) completed eight murals during 2017 in and around Flagstaff: the Bushmaster Park Mural, Summit High School Mural, Flagstaff Visitor Center Train Mural, Route 66 Shield at Flagstaff Visitor Center, the Milligan House Mural, [...]

Karen Knorowski: Rainbow de Rio Mural

2019-01-01T05:33:08-07:00January 5th, 2017|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Visual Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jroRaiEZswc The Rainbow de Rio Mosaic Project celebrates the plants and animals of the Rio de Flag and the general Flagstaff watershed area in a series of individual mosaics that span the length of the North Thorpe Road bridge which crosses over the Rio de Flag. [...]

David Christiana: Portraits of Petrichor

2019-01-01T05:33:09-07:00January 5th, 2017|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Visual Arts Flagstaff painter David Christiana presented the new solo exhibition, Portraits of Petrichor, at the Museum of Northern Arizona. The show opened March 11, 2016, and remained on view for several months. Alan Petersen served as curator. Portraits of Petrichor features 30 works of art completed by [...]

Shawn Skabelund & Janice ChenJu Chiang: Composition for Forests

2019-01-01T05:36:44-07:00January 5th, 2017|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Visual Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfBXiVRYAMI Composition for Forests was a one-of-a-kind music and art installation concert performance by pianist Janice ChenJu Chiang and visual artist Shawn Skabelund. The production featured a piano concert by Chiang; she was surrounded by an art installation crafted by Skabelund. During the concert, attendees were [...]

Curt Walters: A Retrospective

2019-01-01T05:36:44-07:00January 5th, 2017|Viola Awards, Visual Arts|

2017 Viola Award Nominee for Excellence in the Visual Arts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEfRLk9YE7M Curt Walters: A Retrospective features more than 30 paintings, tracing his evolution as a landscape artist over the last 35 years. The exhibition includes never before exhibited works, on loan from collectors nationwide. “Curt Walters is one of Arizona’s cultural icons, whose influence on artists [...]

John Sherman: The Plight of the Condor

2019-01-01T05:37:45-07:00January 5th, 2016|Visual Arts|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6XrTm8NX9M John Sherman’s photographic exhibition, Plight of the Condor, opened at High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff on October 5th through Jan 5, 2016. Sherman’s mission is to photograph all 76 condors currently living in the wild in Arizona. So far, he has photographed 62 members of this critically endangered population. His goal with the [...]

Sei Saito: Journey

2019-01-01T05:37:46-07:00January 5th, 2016|Visual Arts|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjpD_Oj3VW8 Journey featured the artwork of Sei Saito, an accomplished Japanese artist living in Flagstaff. Saito creates large scale acrylic paintings ranging in size as big as 8 feet tall. The exhibition was on display at the Coconino Center for the Arts from June 23, to August 15, 2015. This was Saito’s first major exhibition [...]

David Dawangyumptewa & Debra Edgerton: Echoes & Undercurrents

2019-01-01T05:39:04-07:00January 5th, 2016|Visual Arts|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5y7IjyHMoM Echoes and Undercurrents conveys the importance of oral tradition and narrative in the creation of cultural and personal identity. David Dawangyumptewa’s mixed-media paintings depict symbolic and mystical imagery central in Hopi narratives, while Debra Edgerton’s richly textured and intricate scrolls synthesize Japanese and African-American nonlinear storytelling. The exhibition, curated by Alan Petersen, was open [...]

Sky Black & The Mural Mice: The Sound of Flight

2019-01-01T05:39:10-07:00January 5th, 2016|Visual Arts|

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkrvISI18D0 On November 7, 2015, the community gathered around the east side of the Orpheum Theater to celebrate the completion of the Sound of Flight mural. Artists Sky Black, R.E. Wall and Maggie Dewar worked together for two years to craft the 4500 square foot mural. It’s currently considered the largest mural in the state [...]

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